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Fairy Tail  
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Celestial wizard Lucy wants to join the Fairy Tail, a guild for the most powerful wizards. But instead, her ambitions land her in the clutches of a gang of unsavory pirates led by a devious magician. Her only hope is Natsu, a strange boy she happens to meet on her travels. Natsu's not your typical hero - but he just might be Lucy's best hope.

Note: Won the 33rd Kodansha Manga Award for Best Shounen Manga. Won the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation's Industry Award for Best Comedy Manga in 2009. Vol. 9 was nominated in the Youth Selection category at the 2010 Angoulême International Comics Festival.


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FAIRY TAIL [フェアリーテイル]

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Status in Country of Origin
56 Volumes (Ongoing)

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Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1 (Season 1); Vol 35, Chapter 300 (Season 2)
Ends at Vol 35, Chapter 297 (Season 1); Vol 49 Chapter 419 (Season 2)

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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (2946 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.08 / 10.0
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August 9th 2016, 6:47pm PST

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Kodansha Comics (55 Volumes - Ongoing)

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their friendship   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by glo
August 27th, 2012, 8:35pm
because of the manga, sometimes when I watch the anime I feel like I already watched it before biggrin
it's a really good series, especially for the humor biggrin ^^ can't stop launghing and feel like a fool. I love their friendship.
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Nakama Power!   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by chief123
August 26th, 2012, 4:04am
Nakama power + asspull + nakama speech. That's it. I just describe the whole plot of this manga to you. Nothing more, nothing less. An opponent was hyped to be much stronger than hero, completely dominate hero in one chapter; no worry, 1 nakama speech, 1 power up and 1 hit KO. There's nothing unexpected in this manga. A fight between 2 character, hero wins, in a stupid way, no matter what.

Too much & distasteful fanservice. Heroines act like whores who need to show their panties & big ass boobs everywhere.

The author tries too hard to shoehorn drama into the story, but it doesn't works. Characters burst out crying every single chance they have. The emotion just isn't there. There's no such moments like Strawhat saving Nico robin, or Jiraiya death (not saying Naruto is good, but it's still better than this POS). In Fairy Tails, characters do die, just so that they can be brought back later by some asspulled plot device. And I'll say it again, the drama doesn't exist.

... Last updated on October 4th, 2013, 6:41am
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better than bleach   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by leilockheart
August 15th, 2012, 11:39pm
This manga is better than bleach, but of course one piece is still much better. There is really no main plot. There are a lot of subplots though which i say not bad if there is a main plot. Although the plots are a little narrow or simple, the episodes are tolerable. Hopefully each arc are longer and much more leaner or something. There are episodes that could be done in one episode...if you know what I mean.

Also it's not always about friends or nakama or guild or something. There are much more things in life than those things. Im hoping to see significant character growth in the future.

To summarize, the story lacks substance. Substance over form. Nevertheless, ft is still much better than bleach.

U mad?!

... Last updated on August 15th, 2012, 11:42pm
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Your very average generic fighting shonen...   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Dickegrobe
August 12th, 2012, 6:18am
Not much to say. Starts funny as a lot of these manga do... and gets annoying pretty fast... and then gets more annoying... and even more... and then boring...

It is just another endless fighting shonen. You'll see the same over and over again for, like, a 1000 chapters, always the same meaningless fighting bs...
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Better than One Piece   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Bleach-No1-Manga
August 12th, 2012, 5:45am
Fairy tail is better than one piece in all aspect

no repetitive plots, side characters gets to fight main boss battle unlike OP where luffy hogs all the limelight, cute and beautiful girls unlike Oda's vision of how ugly all girls should look

Fairy Tail >>>>>>>>>>>>> One piece
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Great. . .but   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by zimzimbadabim
August 2nd, 2012, 6:37pm
I would like this manga a LOT more if it had reasons for fighting besides "Nakama." Actually, sometimes it seems like the only noticeable trait of the "bad guys" is that they don't honor friendship, and Natsu goes crazy because "Nakama" is the only word he knows. I am exagerating, but I do feel that this manga focuses on that a bit too much. Other than that (and the occasional overbearing ecchi), I really enjoy this manga. Give it a read.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by tsukimikurashita
July 23rd, 2012, 6:10pm
Okay im not trying to be rude or mean (no offense) BUT WOULD YOU PEOPLE STOP COMPARING FAIRY TAIL TO ONE PIECE AND SAYING ITS BAD!! Its pissing me off, seriously. I love Fairy Tail and One Piece there both my favorite anime/manga of all time! I understand everyone has different opinions on things, but most of the people that diss Fairy Tail always compare it to One Piece. Its fine if you dont like it because the plot is bad or the characters aren't good or if you don't like that genre, but saying that and adding "one piece is much better" or "it will never compare to one piece" etc. is just B.S (excuse my inapropriate language im just REALLY mad that people do this) So its fine to not like Fairy Tail, i have my share of anime/manga i dont like or hate, but comparing Fairy Tail to One Piece and saying you dont like it and that your reason is Fairy Tail is ripping off One Piece is also B.S, Hiro Mashima did not copy One Piece. Fairy Tail is awesome and One Piece is awesome and there both ORIGINAL. So PLEASE im begging you don't compare Fairy Tail to One Piece and then diss off Fairy Tail cause you think its copying One Piece. STOP IT PEOPLE! Gee, thanks to the people that do this kinda thing i don't have time to tell how amazingly awesome Fairy tail is so yeah thanks ):

... Last updated on July 23rd, 2012, 6:26pm
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Just a few things..   
Rating: N/A
by mACEofspades21
July 17th, 2012, 11:56am
This manga's pretty funny and cool except a few things...
1- The ecchi is so annoying. You can't just ignore it. I mean, stop with the boobs thing!
2- NAKAMA!!!!!!!! Not everything has to do with friendship
3- How Natsu powers up just by getting mad. I wish maybe something different would happen

Other than that, I like it
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Bad,Very Bad   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Yuumihara Senshin
June 22nd, 2012, 5:39am
So let's take the first chapters - they are pretty fine and funny to read . And then when the manga continue going on ,it's getting only worse . The characters are boring and annouing ,the plot is meaningless and the bad guys are just lame . If you want to compare it to One Piece ,please don't . One Piece is a masterpiece and Fairy Tail is just BAD very bad .
I don't recommand you to read the manga ,but if you love stupid mangas without a point ,go for it.
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Either like it or hate it.   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by Sweeticted
June 10th, 2012, 2:41pm
People say to "give it a chance without comparing it to one piece" but even if you do that the storytelling just sucks. I especially despise the fighting scenes. It has it's moments though and the humor is good but other than that it has nothing really going for it. The friendship theme is portrayed pretty shallow, though the idea in itself is good.

EDIT: so I watched the anime and for some reason I like it better than the manga, anyway. ( maybe something with putting it into motion?) The storyline is still bad but I get the emotions better in the voice acting than with the reading so I get attached to the characters more. Same with the action scenes but of course shonen action gets better with actual motion. It's not the best but I like it. Good luck mangaka!

... Last updated on July 23rd, 2012, 9:59am
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